3/3/09 1:21 PM

Thursday Links & Open Thread

Latest cable news links [updated through the day]:

Wednesday's numbers.

Alliances: CNN & facebook, Fox & Obama.

Weather intern on the way.

Chris Wallace as Avis.

Video preview: Sinise special.

Hannity preview.

Surgeon General Sanjay snag?

Huddy and Jerrick: return to FNC?

Backstage at Huckabee.

Law student makes good.

Who is this?

Suzanne Tobias w/Steve Doocy.

Matthews/Olbermann to reunite.

Video: Maddow w/Jon Stewart.

Weekly ranker.

Cablers refuse anti-Obama ad.

Now the truth will out!

Use our valuable bandwidth to post your comments on any and all cable news topics in today's open thread. Standard rules apply.




Fox Fan
I trust this API group as far as I can throw them. Show me the money.
January 8, 2009, 7:14:12 AM EST – Like – Reply


Hoffmann
Brian at his hysterical best. This is a must see.
 
http://youtube.com/watch?v=GKXM5HOAgcI
January 8, 2009, 10:59:48 AM EST – Like – Reply


Kirk G
Brian is a big reason I watch F&F each morning. You never know what he will say. When he and Allison C. were together he was at his best.
January 8, 2009, 12:13:01 PM EST – Like – Reply


Hoffmann
I watch the factor recorded in Germany. I am wondering if anyone else is think Bill is going over top with his attacks on Obama pick for CIA. Over what Bill thinks will happen in the future. He did not report people favourably who did the same over Iraq. Double thoughts in other words.
Sorry for bad english its 2nd language.
January 8, 2009, 2:36:05 PM EST – Like – Reply


johnny dollar
Do they have internet access on Exile Island?
January 8, 2009, 2:50:01 PM EST – Like – Reply


Kirk G
Great chance to put Huddy back on the weekend and get rid of Morris
January 8, 2009, 2:50:46 PM EST – Like – Reply


Hoffmann
I don't understand your meaning. I have internet with cbxnet in Gunzenhausen Germany.
January 8, 2009, 3:37:11 PM EST – Like – Reply


Ashley
Hello all. 1st time poster.
 
I was reading that over in the UK Murdoch's Sky satellite system is now offering "PressTV" This is the English speaking Iranian news channel.
 
I personally don't have a problem with this. But I was wondering if Bill O'reilly would. After all he went after GE. I'll be interested in seeing if the Factor picks up on this story. I have email them the info.
 
I'll be interested to read your comments on this matter.
ChippyMinton | 12.07.08 - 8:03 pm | #
 
Just a trip down memory lane, Haggis's first post as Chippy, after dumping the AlabamaDem name.
 
Of course, this has nothing whatsoever to do with our new poster "Hoffman" and the fact that Chippy's first post resembles Hoffman's first post is purely coincidental.  
 
Welcome "Hoffman"! For someone with "bad english its 2nd language", you have mastered contractions well! In fact, you write them "favourably".
January 8, 2009, 4:09:00 PM EST – Like – Reply


Ashley
By the way Hoffman, could you share with us how you watch Fox? They don't broadcast in Germany. But before you do that, could you be a pal and translate the following sentence into German for me?
 
"Contrary to what some people may say, I believe that the actions of one man from Scotland do not tarnish its citizens as a whole."

Edited By Siteowner
January 8, 2009, 4:15:53 PM EST – Like – Reply


Hoffmann
Ashley I am also a haggis denier. He put out much talking about Fox. I disagree with much he said. But I feel Bill is putting much hard words on Obama before he enters office.
January 8, 2009, 4:29:27 PM EST – Like – Reply


Olby Sucks
Do they have internet access on Exile Island?
johnny dollar | Homepage | 01.08.09 - 2:55 pm | #  
 
I spent a day or so on Exile Island and I don't recall seeing any pc's or "electric satellite dishes."  
 
Haggy must have smuggled one in his....well, I better not say.
January 8, 2009, 4:34:58 PM EST – Like – Reply


Hoffmann
We live next to Ramstein Air Base Rheinland-Pfalz. The dish monitors it on our TV.
 
That is a German translation
 
Gegenteil zu, was einige leute sagen können, glaube ich, dass die tätigkeiten von einem mann von Schottland nicht seine bürger als ganzes trüben.
January 8, 2009, 4:44:38 PM EST – Like – Reply


Ashley
Olby Sucks | 01.08.09 - 4:39 pm | #  
 
Exile Island is part of the same archipeligo as Gilligan's Island. The Professor may have come over and built one of those electric satellite dishes for Haggis out of coconuts.
January 8, 2009, 5:14:04 PM EST – Like – Reply


Ashley
Hoffmann | 01.08.09 - 4:49 pm | #  
 
Ich bin ein FNC Liebhaber!
 
Thank you for the translation.
January 8, 2009, 5:18:17 PM EST – Like – Reply


Hoffmann
Ashley I thought you were a lover of Fox. You never let haggis grow under your feet.  
Have you any comments about my Bill insights?
January 8, 2009, 5:31:53 PM EST – Like – Reply


Cecelia
Have you any comments about my Bill insights?
Hoffmann | 01.08.09 - 5:36 pm | #  
 
No, but he's suing you in federal court.
January 8, 2009, 5:46:44 PM EST – Like – Reply


Olby Sucks
Gegenteil zu, was einige leute sagen können, glaube ich, dass die tätigkeiten von einem mann von Schottland nicht seine bürger als ganzes trüben.
Hoffmann | 01.08.09 - 4:49 pm | #  
 
What would you do w/out google and electric sat dishes, wander aimlessly on Exile Island?
January 8, 2009, 5:46:51 PM EST – Like – Reply


Cecelia
What would you do w/out google and electric sat dishes, wander aimlessly on Exile Island?
Olby Sucks | 01.08.09 - 5:51 pm | #  
 
Flirt with the Skipper.
January 8, 2009, 5:55:39 PM EST – Like – Reply


Ashley
Hoffmann | 01.08.09 - 5:36 pm | #  
 
I think Bill said many kind and positive things about Obama in last nights show. He did make some negative comments about Obama's selection of Panetta, but not about Obama personally.
 
Haggis does not grow under my feet, I find it grows under rocks and bridges.
January 8, 2009, 5:58:09 PM EST – Like – Reply


Hoffmann
Ashley | 01.08.09 - 6:03 pm |
 
It just seemed to me as if Bill had become Nostradamus 2 with many new prophecies and was plying his trade to under cut Obama with fears of attacks. Why so negative. He always gave Bush 3rd and 4th reruns on his mistakes.  
The Coulter part was comedy. Ego head bashing.
January 8, 2009, 6:29:25 PM EST – Like – Reply


Ashley
Well as usual "Hoffman", your analysis is "spot off". For someone who says, "I am also a haggis denier. He put out much talking about Fox. I disagree with much he said. ", you sure seem to agree with much of what he said. When you return to Exile Island, please give Mayor Patrick my love. Thanks Haggy.
January 8, 2009, 6:48:18 PM EST – Like – Reply


Ashley
And another point I must disgree with you on Haggy, you are NostrADmus 2. Bill is simply the number one rated host on the number one rated cable news network.
 
Did you catch the latest ratings? Yowza!!!
January 8, 2009, 6:51:13 PM EST – Like – Reply


Hoffmann
Ashley you are picking me up wrong. My bad english is hindering your pick up. I normally find Bill has good materials. I just though he was having straw bails created when talking about Panetta and future workings of CIA.
January 8, 2009, 7:11:02 PM EST – Like – Reply


Cecelia
Did you catch the latest ratings? Yowza!!!
Ashley | 01.08.09 - 6:56 pm | #  
 
Wow! Bill O'Reilly kicked Keith's and Rachel's butt in that 25 to 54 demo!
 
And there's no doubt what channel the airmen at Ramstein Air Base watch...
January 8, 2009, 7:15:44 PM EST – Like – Reply


Hoffmann
Did you catch the latest ratings? Yowza!!!
Ashley | 01.08.09 - 6:56 pm |
 
Not a great concern for the European community. But Grace pulled a close 2nd.
 
airmen at Ramstein Air Base watch...
Cecelia | 01.08.09 - 7:20 pm | #  
 
Bill should talk about the euro/dollar exchange rate. The airmen are slapping their thighs over this.
January 8, 2009, 7:47:18 PM EST – Like – Reply


Cecelia
Bill should talk about the euro/dollar exchange rate. The airmen are slapping their thighs over this.
Hoffmann | 01.08.09 - 7:52 pm | #  
 
Actually, he has Borat.  
 
He's blamed the falling dollar on too much government spending.
January 8, 2009, 7:55:10 PM EST – Like – Reply


Olby Sucks
What would you (haggy) do w/out google and electric sat dishes, wander aimlessly on Exile Island?
Olby Sucks | 01.08.09 - 5:51 pm | #  
 
Flirt with the Skipper.
Cecelia | 01.08.09 - 6:00 pm | #  
 
:lol:
January 8, 2009, 8:35:50 PM EST – Like – Reply


david smawley
Bout time the #'s come back to earth. The notion that Grace/Olbermann would dominate the regular nightly #'s is laughable. Welcome back to earth Nancy & Keith, your view from behind O"Reilly has never changed! Get used to being # 3/4 or 10th!
January 8, 2009, 8:36:29 PM EST – Like – Reply


Ashley
Ashley you are picking me up wrong.  
Hoffmann | 01.08.09 - 7:16 pm | #  
 
How could anyone pick you up right Haggy? By your own admission, giving your weight/height, you are grossly overweight!
January 8, 2009, 8:54:09 PM EST – Like – Reply


Kirk G
I thought this was a site about FOXNews and cable news in general not who is the bigger jerk or who tells the bigger lie.
January 8, 2009, 9:11:08 PM EST – Like – Reply


Fox Fan
Thank you, Kirk G.
January 8, 2009, 9:35:49 PM EST – Like – Reply